Designing a Coherent Framework for the Regulation of Internet Content
The Hague Institute for Global Justice Working Paper Series, November, 2015
22 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2015
Date Written: December 17, 2015
Against the backdrop of transforming patterns of content production, dissemination and use, as well as the changed governance landscape in the Internet age, this paper seeks to emphasize the point that media can no longer be taken as a self-contained policy domain reserved for the nation state. It raises awareness of the necessity for a broader understanding of the relevant societal and governance processes and sketches the new challenge to ensure a coherent regulatory framework for Internet content. In this sense, the paper seeks to address the question of appropriate forms of regulating Internet content and pleads for a recalibrated action in the domain of global media law and policy, in particular with regard to network neutrality and Internet filtering.
Keywords: ontent, media law and policy, freedom of speech, Internet, Internet filtering, network neutrality, regulation through code and technology
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